Marshall Thundering Herd vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marshall Thundering Herd vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Joe Aillet Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Marshall (-13.5)
Joe Aillet Stadium is the site where Luke Anthony and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-1) will play the Marshall Thundering Herd (3-0) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Marshall as 13.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 53.5.
In their last game, the Marshall Thundering Herd took on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and added a win to their record by a score of 38-14. Brenden Knox led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 45 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for this contest. He scurried for 107 yards by way of 15 carries which gave him an average of 7.1 yards per tote. Broc Thompson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 94 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 23.5 yards per catch for the game. Grant Wells went 16/22 with 162 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Thundering Herd have racked up 1,350 total yards this year. Offensively they have an average of 226.7 yards on the ground which has them sitting 11th in Division 1. In terms of notching touchdowns, Marshall has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the Marshall Thundering Herd are averaging 38.0 points per contest. The Thundering Herd rank 12th in college football regarding team defense, allowing 7.0 PPG. They are giving up 3.0 yards per rush and 89.0 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 267 yards via the running game in 3 outings. When talking about yards through the air, the Thundering Herd have allowed 557 yards which ranks them 24th in college football. In their 3 games played, they have surrendered 185.7 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 56.5%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 274.7 yards per contest ranking them 20th in college football.
Grant Wells has completed 43 of his career 70 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. He is averaging 158.0 yds per contest. For his career, Wells has passed for a total of 632 yds with 4 TD's and 1 pick. He has a quarterback rating of 153.3 with a TD percentage of 5.7% and an interception percentage of 1.4%. Since he has been in college, he has taken off and run 17 different times for a total of 61 yds.
In their last game, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs took on the UTEP Miners and went home with the win by a score of 21-17. Justin Henderson led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this game. He racked up a total of 54 yards by way of 15 carries which had him averaging 3.6 yards per run. Adrian Hardy led the team in receiving yardage by earning 58 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 14.5 yards per catch for that game. Luke Anthony went 11/20 with 85 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions.
For the year thus far, the Bulldogs have thrown for 936 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 234.0 throwing yards per game, putting them at 43rd in college football. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have an average of 361.5 yards/contest which is good for 59th in college football. They are averaging 127.5 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 510 yards for the year. When looking at their ability to score points, the Bulldogs sit 30th in Division 1 with an average of 33.0 points per outing. Louisiana Tech has allowed a total of 472 yards via the ground game (118.0 yards per contest) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. The Bulldogs are surrendering 32.5 points per game, which has them 65th in Division 1. This year, they have relinquished 130 total points. They have allowed 11 touchdowns via the pass and 300.3 yards/contest, which has them in 77th in college football.
Anthony has thrown for 10 TD's compared to 2 picks in his career. His TD percentage is 10.2% and his interception rate is 2.0%. He has scampered for 1 yard on 25 attempts. He averages 184.8 yds per game through the air with a 153.1 quarterback rating. During the 4 games in his career, Luke Anthony has connected on 59 of 98 attempts for a total of 739 yds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Thundering Herd -13.5 and under 53.5 total points
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